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            Here is what happened on Thursday - April 27th...
            It is day 117 of the year 2017, and there are 248 days left...

      Famous People Born On This Day In History...

            1791,Samuel F. B. Morse, invented Morse Code (-- --- .-. ... .)
     Today, this person is/would be 226 years old.
            1822,Ulyssses S. Grant, 18th President from (1869 - 1877).
     Today, this person is/would be 195 years old.
            1896,Wallace Hume Carothers, invented nylon.
     Today, this person is/would be 121 years old.
            1922,Jack Klugman, actor, "Odd Roommate".
     Today, this person is/would be 95 years old.
            1927,Corretta Scott King
     Today, this person is/would be 90 years old.
            1945,Fredrick August Kittel - aka August Wilson, Playwright.
     Today, this person is/would be 72 years old.

      Events On This Day In History...

            1565,First Spanish settlement in Phillipines, Cebu City, founded.
            1897,Grant's Tomb (famed of song & legend) is dedicated.
            1937,US Social Security system makes its first benefit payment.
            1945,Founding of the Second Republic, in Austria.
            1961,Wide World of Sports premiers on TV.

      And Don't Forget...

                        Union Day, celebrated in Tanzania.

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